We have seen the setting of the current Super Eagles on display led by Coach Gernot Rohr. We all know that alot of work needs to be done in other to get result in the forth coming African nations cup in Cameroon where Nigeria has already qualified for, with a game in hand.
Players come and go in the Super Eagles but what keeps the team going is when we use and invite the right players with experience and boldness that is when an impact will be felt. According to Victor Ikpeba’s words “Eagles still need to dig deep to get a good midfielder, if we are to make it to the last four in Cameroon”
Mikel Obi is gradually worning out and yet no perfect replacement for him yet. Why not give Kelechi Nwakali a chance to prove himself as one of the creative midfielder we have now.
There is this saying “When jungle mature. We go know who strong pass”.
We all saw the game against Uganda. They were physical, tactically and technically sound. Where a debut player complained that they were physical. It’s going to be a different ball game in Cameroon. So we need strong and experienced men if really we need to compete with the likes of Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and the rest.
From the qualifiers of nations cup down to world cup, Gernot Rohr has always had headaches on a perfect match for right back. Oyinbo walls are good, but can they withstand the roughness of African football. Efe Ambrose readily comes to mind. This is one player we all know plays right full back, can play defense and even defensive midfield very well. He does that in his club week in, week out in Scotland.
We have the likes of Emem Eduok and Junior Ajayi that are playing week in and out in their clubs that can be invited to come add bite in the attack.
I don’t know the criteria the coach is using to invite players but I believe he made his words clear that only players who plays actively for their clubs will be invited to the team. As mentioned Efe Ambrose, Kelechi Nwakali, Junior Ajayi and Emem Eduok, plays actively for their clubs, Hebeereen FC Scotland, FC Porto, Al Ahly of Egypt and Kasimpasa FC of Turkey respectively. They all deserve a chance too, to be in Super Eagles team.
Give these players a chance to come fight for shirts.